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The Rozalia Project to Kitesurf 100 Miles in Support of Clean Oceans

December 4th 2014, Newport RI; Brock Callen and Jeff Brock of the Northbound Kite Mission for Rozalia Project are pleased to announce the Antigua Kite Mission presented by the Lift Project and hosted by Sunsail Yacht Charters.

Building on the extraordinary success of their last mission in New England, long-distance kitesurfers, Brock Callen and Jeff Brock, and Rachael Miller, Co-Founder and Director of Rozalia Project for a Clean Ocean, are set to travel to the Caribbean Island of Antigua to participate in their second mission. The team’s kite missions have two parts: a point to point kitesurfing expedition that includes marine debris pick up at both ends and along the way; and an action-oriented day of cleanup and education for students in local communities. The goal: to take action for a clean ocean and raise awareness about the problems our beautiful ocean faces and ways to be part of the solution.

It is our duty to ensure the islands we frequent and enjoy so much are supported and their youth are raised with a fun and positive outlook on their important roles as stewards of the ocean.
-Brittany Weatherby, Sunsail

For this mission, the team is excited to work with students from the Island Academy School. Together they will participate in a beach cleanup, and then head back to the school for interactive programs about marine debris, the importance of being environmentally responsible and the exciting kite mission. Following the programs with Island Academy School, Callen and Brock will shift into prep mode getting ready for their open water foiling kiteboard crossing from Antigua to St. Martin in excess of 100 nautical miles.

Rozalia Project’s Rachael Miller says, “Brock and Jeff are extraordinary athletes who are using their skills and stamina to not just highlight the problem of trash in our ocean and on our shores, but take action. They are excellent role models for kids of all ages, bringing their experiences of long distance kiting to inspire kids to take care of this ocean we need to keep clean and healthy. The programs we are running together are engaging, fun and most importantly, make a difference in the lives of the students and to our planet on the whole.

Sunsail Marketing Manager, Brittany Weatherby say’s “It is our duty to ensure the islands we frequent and enjoy so much are supported and their youth are raised with a fun and positive outlook on their important roles as stewards of the ocean. We are proud to take part in this mission with the Rozalia Project.

For images and press enquiries please contact:
Brock Callen Telephone: 1.508.361.5118
Email: brock@brockcallen.com
The Rozalia Project

About the Rozalia Project

Rozalia Project is a 501c3 nonprofit whose mission is to protect the ocean with three goals: a protected ocean, a thriving ocean and a clean ocean. During the summer, they operate from the 60’sailing research vessel, American Promise, throughout the Gulf of Maine and operate from dockside locations throughout North America for the remainder of the year. Rozalia Project believes we can clean the ocean and is addressing the problems facing our seas with a focus on urban and coastal waters, surface to seafloor and from multiple angles of restoration, prevention through education and solution-based research. For more information see: www.rozaliaproject.org

About Sunsail

For 40 years Sunsail has led the way in sailing adventures. From the first pioneering flotillas in Greece to today’s choice of the best and most exotic yachting destinations; beginners can now enjoy the world’s best cruising grounds by hiring a skipper from any Sunsail base. Sunsail strives to provide our customers with the most exciting experience at the greatest possible value. Sunsail brands include Sailing Vacations by Independent Charter and Flotillas, Sailing Schools, Events and Yacht Ownership. Sunsail operates in 26 diverse destinations throughout 19 different countries and Caribbean islands with a fleet of over 800 yachts and catamarans.

About The Lift Project

The Lift Project is a non-profit founded by America's Cup and Volvo Ocean Race yachtsman and island local Shannon Falcone. The aim of the project is to motivate kids to appreciate, explore and enjoy the island's best local asset, the ocean, through progressive initiatives focused on teamwork and a greater respect for the environment. To achieve this, the foundation will help provide resources and opportunities for local children to make the ocean their playground and hopefully develop a life-long relationship so they have their own authentic reason to fight for and protect it.